Classes offered at 10 a.m. next semester to accomodate growth

By Blake Stewart

A new class slot will be available at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays next year because of an increase in enrollment.

The 10 a.m. slot has been open for staff meetings and other events on campus, but because the student body continues to grow, administrators made the move to add 10 a.m. classes after the undergraduate enrollment increased 36 percent in the past three years, said Steve Pusey, University Provost.

This change in schedule will not affect the students as much, said Pusey. It will primarily affect faculty as professors and university staff will now have to shift their meetings to later in the afternoon.

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Staff wins 10 Associated Press awards

By Staff Reports


(l-r) Back row: Blake Stewart, Andrew Preston, Jess Plyler and Alexis Garcia; Front row: Olivia Kelley, Bailey Basham, Princess Jones and Jo Ellen Werking Weedman. Not pictured: Brooklyn Dance.

Five Trevecca students were awarded 10 awards at the annual Associated Press College Career Day and Awards Luncheon.

Bailey Basham, TrevEchoes Editor-In-Chief was named the best college newspaper reporter in Tennessee and also received an award for “Best in Show.”

Andrew Preston, TrevEchoes Sports Editor, received four awards for his coverage of Trevecca sports for the print and online paper.

AP Awards awarded to Trevecca students:

Best online spot coverage: Olivia Kelley, 3rd place and Andrew Preston, 2nd place

Best newspaper feature story: Jess Plyer,  3rd place

Best online sports reporting: Andrew Preston, 3rd place

Best online sports coverage: Andrew Preston,  2nd place

Best newspaper/specialized topic: Jess Plyer and Brooklyn Dance 1st place

Best online investigative reporting: Bailey Basham, 3rd place

Best newspaper reporter: Bailey Basham,  1st place

Best in show: Bailey Basham

The first iWork meeting of the semester held last week

By Princess Jones

Trevecca student workers milled around, in search of someone to shake hands with.

Some confidently smiled and introduced themselves to someone, others looked around nervously trying to build up the courage to approach a representative of a Nashville company.

The exercise, one of many to increase the professionalism of Trevecca students, was part of the first iWork All Employee meeting of the semester last week.

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Resume Workshop Now Offered for Students Interested in Being an RA

By Princess Jones

For the first time at Trevecca, an RA Resume Workshop will be offered to student applying to be resident assistants and any other students who are interested.

RA candidates will meet with Nichole Hubbs to get tips and advice on how to create an effective resume.

Before this year, RA candidates weren’t required to have a resume to get the position.

However, this year it has changed. RD’s are requiring the RAs to have a resume.

“This is the first time that the RD’s wanted a resume to be part of the application process. So they asked me to give students some advice before they turned their application in,” said Hubbs, Coordinator of Career Services.


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Sixth Annual MLK Day of Service

By Jess Plyer
For the sixth year in a row, Trevecca students can join students from other universities in Nashville to help alleviate hunger in Middle Tennessee.

On Jan. 14, Trevecca  will participate  in the MLK Day of Service, hosted by Fisk University.

More than 300 students from Trevecca, Belmont, Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, Fisk and Meharry will take part in various service projects at local organizations who work on issues of hunger and food security.


Junior Physics Major Wins Award at National Conference

By Sydney Wiseman

This summer, Jordan Van Nest traveled to St. Paul, Minn. Unlike others taking summer trips to soak up summer sun and travel to new places, Van Nest was not vacationing.

The junior physics major and J.O. McClurkan scholarship winner in 2014 was in St. Paul to present his research findings on high altitude cosmic ray detection at the 2016 Academic High Altitude Conference at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Van Nest was up against six others from different universities in the U.S. and won for his poster presentation and research.

“It was definitely a surprise to win the award. It was a humbling experience, especially since I had to present in front of the entire conference because of it,” said Van Nest.

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Music Building to Open for Classes in Spring

By Sydney Wisman

Students enrolled in music programs at Trevecca can expect to begin classes in the building in January.

The $7.9 million 25,509-square-foot building will be home to three classrooms, five studios for private instruction, seven practice rooms, additional spaces for instrumental and choral instruction and a 2,810-square-foot black box theatre.

Trevecca closed the $1.4 million deal on the land that previously belonged to Volunteer Trucking Company in December of last year. Renovations on existing buildings on the property began in January 2016. Those buildings are to house the Center for Music and Worship Arts—an idea over 20 years in the making.

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